2024 Quarterback Hauss Hejny (Aledo, TX) has ended his recruitment and pledged his dedication to Duke this afternoon, he advised TheDevilsDen.com. The 6’0″, 184 pound triple-sport athlete who additionally performs taking pictures guard for his highschool basketball group and runs observe stated his relationship with Blue Devils’ Offensive Coordinator Kevin Johns was the tipping level in a recruitment that was about to take off with an anticipated go to to in-state Baylor this weekend and a pair affords underneath his belt together with Duke, Nebraska, and North Texas.
“A A couple of months in the past is when Coach Johns began to recruit and once we began to construct our relationship. He has been an individual who has really believed in me from the beginning and I have been their primary man. He is been a man who checks on me nearly every single day simply to see how my day goes and the way’s my household. Stuff like that has gone a great distance. He even got here down for my basketball observe final week after which waited all day to come back to my recreation. He is even constructed a relationship with my dad by speaking on the telephone with him each from time to time. Coach Johns is only a class act man and a coach I’d like to play for. We had a gathering on my Junior Day Go to (Saturday, January twenty first) and from what he’s telling me and from what I gathered in our assembly I’ll slot in with what he likes to offensively excellent. After I first arrived on the facility with my household, each coach on the workers launched themselves to me they usually had been hyped to have me there. I simply felt like I used to be at residence and nothing about being there felt uncomfortable. I’ve additionally constructed a relationship with Coach Elko and that is been fairly cool too. He actually needs me to be aside of their program and he thinks that I could make a distinction. So in my eyes what extra can ask for in a program and in a workers. Then on prime of that, what would I do if I could not play soccer. Duke has a premier schooling and it is one thing that may set me up for the remainder of my life. I will likely be getting one of the best to each worlds.”
Whereas 6’0″ is likely to be thought-about “quick” within the widespread sense, Hejny has heard the doubters and silenced them all through his highschool profession in Texas 5A the place he helped his group to a state championship.
“I’ve after all been advised ‘you are to quick to play quarterback.’ However a number of occasions coming from individuals who have by no means performed at a excessive stage doing it. I could not care much less what any coach or critic says about my top as a result of on the finish of the day the one factor that issues is when you can play. I am not gonna let the size of thumb decide if I can play on the subsequent stage or not. Coach Johns believes in me and by no means stated one phrase about my top.”
Texas recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks was impressed by what he noticed out of Hejny, each on movie and in his manufacturing main Aledo to a 5A state championship in his first yr enjoying quarterback on the highschool stage.
“Hauss Hejny is a very enjoyable prospect. The ‘dual-threat’ label will get thrown round much more usually than it realistically applies, however Hejny is certainly a bona fide dual-threat quarterback with verified observe pace that might make him a harmful slot receiver and return man as nicely.Hejny’s manufacturing this previous fall for perennial juggernaut Aledo — a 10-time Texas state champion with 9 titles previously decade and a half, together with the 2022 Texas Class 5A DI crown — speaks to his well- rounded recreation as a QB prospect.“Hejny removes the ball shortly and throws with encouraging velocity, particularly relative to his restricted body, which doesn’t maintain him again as a playmaking risk. Make no mistake, he owns authentic residence run-hitting pace, as evidenced by no less than three sub-11.00 100-meter occasions in Spring 2022, when he ripped a ten.68 private finest.Due to Hejny’s pure really feel for the place and his glorious athleticism, he is notably harmful when the play breaks down as a result of he can hit you with chunk yardage as a scrambler or do away with the ball shortly to discover a downfield goal.”
The soar from highschool to varsity may end up in place modifications for some guys who’re true athletes, however Hejny explains that is his pure place and that is the place Coach Johns needs him to play.
“I’ve performed QB since I used to be in 2nd grade. The one yr I performed someplace completely different was my sophomore yr I performed WR and I served as a backup QB as we had a senior D1 commit that I performed behind. I began one recreation final yr at QB when he was out. I used to be our District’s Newcomer of the 12 months final yr as a WR. Coach Johns has no plans of transferring me – I intend to be a university QB. Blessed and excited for this chance. Would not be within the place with out God, my superior teammates, coaches and the Aledo group. I can not wait to characterize all of them at Duke.”
With recruiting in his rear view mirror, Hejny is worked up to complete enjoying basketball and run observe this Spring and give attention to what really issues – leaving Aledo as a state champion as soon as once more.
“Excited that that is behind me so I can give attention to bringing Aledo yet another state championship earlier than my highschool profession is over!”